Frappato from the innovative Sicilian top producer Planeta is a unique ruby red wine made from the indigenous frappato grape. Frappato is one of the rarest, most interesting and exclusive Sicilian grapes typical for the core area of the Cerasuolo di Vittoria wines. This elegant wine has notes of rose and candied violet and a taste of red fruit with balsamic tones.
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|Classification||Sicilia Vittoria D.O.C.|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Maturation||In stainless steel vats for a period until bottling.|
|Bouquet||Notes of rose and candied violet, with an elegant smoky tone.|
|Taste||Red fruit with balsamic tones.|
|Pairs with||Pasta dishes like rigatoni all’amatriciana, spaghetti alla Bolognese and lasagna, fresh soft cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
Planeta family is one of the eldest families of winegrowers in Sicily now in their seventeenth generation and operating 5 wineries spread around Sicily and producing wines from many of the DOC zones. While the current family has a focus on innovation and modernity they never distance themselves from historic and traditional interpretation of wine. Their patient and meticulous work has always been directed to the past as much as to the future; on the one hand profoundly linked to the oldest Sicilian traditions of wine making with its heritage of indigenous varieties, and on the other an interest in those international grape vines which are best adapted to these territories, without neglecting the most vigorous and imaginative investigations into other varieties. Respect for the environment and development of biodiversity are the watchwords of this company.
The frappato vines for the Frappato red wine grow in the sandy-soil Mogli vineyard at Planeta’s Dorilli winery outside of Vittoria in Southern Sicily at an altitude between 70 and 80 m. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and destalking followed by 7 days maceration on the skins, after a particularly soft pressing the malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel vats, where the wine matured until bottling.
Longevity for 2-3 years